May 22, 2019
College of Undergraduate Studies
Office of Interdisciplinary Studies,
Classroom I, Room: 302
The World Comparative Studies (WCS) minor is an interdisciplinary academic program intended to prepare students to live and work in, and make sense of, an increasingly interdependent and multicultural world. Students with an interest in international studies, as well as careers in business, communications, economics, education, environmental science, history, and politics, are invited to consider the minor as a supplement to their major.
All students must engage in an approved international experience. The language proficiency requirement must also be met.
Minor Admission Requirements
Required Courses (3 Credit Hours)
Restricted Electives (15 Credit Hours)
- Thematic Concentrations: Select five courses from within one of the concentrations below. Courses not on the list may be taken with the prior approval of the program adviser. Students must meet all prerequisites before enrolling in these courses. No more than 6 hours of coursework may overlap in a student’s major and this minor without permission of the Interdisciplinary Studies office. Two upper division foreign language courses (6 hours) may be substituted in any of the thematic concentrations.
Language and Culture
Regional courses: Students may take up to two courses dealing with at least two regions of the world in consultation with academic advisor in the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies.
Biological and Geophysical Environment
Social Structure and Change
World Independent Specialization
- Any five upper division courses from the approved list of courses in any thematic concentration may be selected for this option with approval of the Interdisciplinary Studies office.
Foreign Language Requirements
- Students must demonstrate the equivalent of one year of successful college-level study in a foreign language. They can do this either by successful completion of the appropriate college-level course(s) or by examination.
Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 18
- A grade of “C” (2.0) or above is required in each course used to satisfy the minor.
- At least 15 hours used in the minor must be earned at UCF.
- No credit by exam (TSD, Military credit) may be used.
- Internship or Independent Study and international experiences require prior approval from Interdisciplinary Studies to be used in the minor.